Should multivitamins be taken along with other supplements?

Neal Spruce
Neal Spruce on behalf of dotFIT
Sure, and they generally are consumed with other health supplements. Most people will take their health supplements with meals all at once (since it's easier to comply with the daily routine) unless directions on the bottle specifically state not to, such as some iron supplements. For example, a multivitamin and mineral formula (MVM), an omega-3 fish oil capsule and a calcium supplement are considered health supplements and all can be taken at the same meal. If you are taking fitness related supplements, they are generally very specific on when you take them throughout the day based on exercise times or best times for complete absorption -- i.e. ingested with or without food or on an empty stomach.

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